Industrial Trader - Panama

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The general cargo ship Industrial Trader is seen in this photograph while transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the early afternoon hours of a day in October of 1984. At the time it was taken she was sailing southbound in the canal north of lock 2 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada destined for the upper Great Lakes to load grain. Photograph by Willem VanMaanen

This bulker was built in England, launched in October of 1969 and entered service during February of 1970 as (a) Baknes. Through her career she sailed under these name and flags. (a) Baknes England (74), (b) Silverclyde England (79), (c) Argo Clyde England (79), (d) Chios Pilot Greece (80), (e) Topaz Panama (82), (f) Lapis Philippines (84), (g) Industrial Trader Panama (88), (h) Fidelity Trust Panama (89) and finally (i) Tong Yee with the flag of Panama. Early in 1993 her usefullness had come to an end and she was sold for scrap. On March 29, she departed Suao, Taiwan, on her last voyage and on April 6th she arrived at Shanghai where she was later dismantled.

Thanks to the World Ship Society's Marine News, The Fairplay Internet Register and past Lloyd's Registers

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